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SPECIAL DASHCAM CARDS

The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for dashcams...here's some.

 

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Sunday
Dec062015

Dashcam Review: Transcend DrivePro 220 with GPS & WiFi

The Transcend Drivepro 220 is a fully featured dashcam at a sensible price from a recognisable brand with a two year warranty. What's not to like? Watch the video below to find out all about this camera.

Purchasing

If you want to buy this camera, it is available online at Amazon UK or Amazon US (click the links to see the current price) There are also some good deals on ebay that may work out cheaper than Amazon (Click your country below to see the current prices available to you). 

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Sample Clips

If you want to download some sample clips from this camera Click Here.

You can find out more about the Drivepro range of dashcams on the Transcend Website

 

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Reader Comments (33)

As always, another cracking review.Your presentation and production is getting better all the time.Keep it up!

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Carter

Looks like a good camera. Is it possible that the sharpness could be improved with a firmware update, or is it a result of the actual hardware that comes with it ? As it stands now, it appears to be adequate enough to justify buying it. Buying this camera from a local vendor would be a plus. Nice review, clear and to the point. Thanks again.

December 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArt

I want to use it with suction mount, but mounted on the dash itself as opposed to on window. This would of course mean that it is turned upside down

Would i be able to tell the camera to "record upside down"?

December 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJP

just found this it would be awesome if you can get one and review it for us! you film great videos! thumbs up for techmoan

http://www.amazon.com/R1-Dashboard-Recorder-G-Sensor-Detection/dp/B00UA29I2E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1450211367&sr=1-1&keywords=Vantrue+R1

December 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterREUNAMOE

Have you seen, yi is coming with a very similar, but better looking dashcam: http://www.gearbest.com/car-dvr/pp_268947.html

December 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick (pcpanik)

While checking at Amazon U.S., they're alo showing the same camera with a 32 GB card, SD card adaptor, suction cup mount, micro fiber cloth, and a case. For $5.00 more. Interesting option I think. Would prefer to see a capacitor version, and possibly a less glossy finish. Maybe do away with that shiny ring around the lens, might not be so visible from outside the car.

December 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArt

2015 NEW Hot Sales Koonlung K1S Ambarella A7LA70 Dual Lens Dash Camera Car DVR GPS Wired Control Button Front Rear Speed Camera

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Full-HD-1080p-Koonlung-K1S-Dual-Dash-Camera-Kit-GPS-Ambarella-A7LA70-Car-DVR-2CH-Hidden/32495411971.html?spm=2114.01020208.3.1.ZmRR1X&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_1,searchweb201644_3_79_78_77_82_80_62,searchweb201560_8

December 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKoonlung K1S

I wonder whether is possible to mount a dashcam on the front bumper or grill somehow - obviously it has to be a waterproof camera and has to work autonomously without any human action - any ideas?

December 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSzabi

Just wanted to say, what a breath of fresh air it is to listen to an everyday person who gives simple and honest reviews of products. I have watched almost all of your dash cam videos and have learned what I need to make an informed decision on the cams which will meet my needs. Bravo Mat. Keep up the great work. I appreciate all of your time and effort as I know working and keeping a website is not for the faint at heart. Take care and may 2016 bring you good health, happiness and a prosperous new year.

January 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRon Thomas

Hello
Thanks for posting the review of the 220 and how to set it up etc it was most helpful
I wonder if you can help. I purchased one and set it up...all OK etc.Downloaded Drivepro on my pc. I downloaded footage yesterday and watched it via Drivepro. I saved it by using a card reader,creating folder and dragging them over think
Now today's footage I tried to do the same and it wouldn't work,so I tried it by just using the dashcam straight into the PC,when it says connect to PC etc..... I can watch the footage but I also want it to be saved into the PC and watch it later etc but when I take the dashcam connection from the PC I can not watch the files.
Is there a simple method I can do this at all please? I just can not remember what I did different yesterday

Much obliged

January 5, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterrainbow

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